It’s at the Polk County Justice Center on second and fourth Tuesdays of each month

    The Polk County Law Library and Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota (LSNM) continue to offer a free legal clinic for self-represented individuals twice a month, in Crookston

     At the Self-Help Clinic an attorney provides free personalized services and legal information to people who are representing themselves with civil court matters in Polk County. Legal information includes court forms and tools to help complete court forms, answers to general questions about court process or procedure, and help preparing for court.

    Since the clinic opened in December 2016 it has assisted dozens of self represented individuals in family, consumer, housing and conciliation court cases.  

    Sometimes the courts are necessary to resolve an issue. Anne Hoefgen, executive director of LSNM says, “Representing yourself in a court action is intimidating. The Self-Help Clinic is there to provide everyone the information they need to get access to justice.”

     The Polk County Clinic is open the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. at Polk County Law Library, which is located in the Polk County Justice Center at 816 Marin Avenue in Crookston.  

     The service is first-come, first-serve. However, an appointment can be made in advance by calling Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota at 800-450-8585 or 218 233-8585.